Amid Chicago's hustle & bustle lies a delightful retreat inside the historic Reliance Building. At 450 sq ft, the Reliance Room is a comfortably elegant space for groups of up to 32 seated or 50 people reception style. A buyout of Atwood can accommodate up to 60 guests seated or 120 reception style.View Private Dining Details
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Sun - Mon 7:00PM - 8:45PM
Tue - Sat 7:00PM - 7:15PM 7:30PM - 8:45PM
Haven't been here in a long time. Nice face lift--much brighter and chic.
Great service! Our waitress was outstanding. Crab cake and grilled cheese sandwiches were excellent.
Service was lacking attention to table, it took 15 minutes to receive water for one of our guests and server seemed bothered that we asked for one more minute to look over the menu. God was perfectly cooked and seasoned.
We were staying at the Alise and were very pleasantly surprised by the food at the Atwood. I had the Crispy Salmon, which was cooked perfectly and delicious. My husband enjoyed the Amish chicken.
The staff was great. They greeted us pleasantly, and made me feel like they were happy that we arrived when I gave our name for the reservation. They offered recommendations and were attentive enough, without being overbearing.
My niece and I were out for a special treat day. Atwood was fabulous! The wait staff was polite and funny; even our neighboring patrons got in on some of the fun. That only happens when everyone is having a good time. The food was wonderfully memorable - that slice of cake could have served 3! We had a very good day, and it started at Atwood.
Somewhat limited menu with outstanding quality and service!
The food was quite good. The service was extremely slow. Our waitress explained that a private party was causing a problem with getting the food out on time. When our meal finally arrived, my vegetable was missing and showed up when we were almost finished. There was absolutely no apology or even a visit from the manager. I have dined here before, but not experienced such poor customer service.
Lovely location and very friendly and professional staff. Food was fine, yet not excellent. The steak, in particular, was tough and nothing was truly outstanding.
Best salmon I’ve ever had... Better than the Signature Room by far
Atwood ... always perfect!
Beautiful meal in historic and beautiful Chicago landmark. Met out of town family for dinner after the theater and enjoyed it very much. I was thankful for the delicious vegan option.
I love this beautiful space and the food is very good. Lots of light makes it a great spot for lunch. During the summer you can sit outside. The waitstaff is nice, though our waiter seemed a bit patronizing. Also, he messed up one order (asked for salad, but got fries). Not a big deal and not something that would deter me from recommending this restaurant.
Great restaurant. Perfect if you are headed to the theater.
The food is really pedestrian. Please do better. It doesn't make sense to make mac n cheese and tater tots as 2 main courses offered.
Atwood is a great location for business lunches. The only issue that we had was that there was someone with a gluten intolerance in our group and her options were extremely limited.
While the food was excellent and a real value with their restaurant week special in effect, the service was not very good. We were served the wrong dessert (an apple dish instead of pumpkin) and we were not offered a chance to order coffee. We were there on a Sunday night after a snowy weekend and the restaurant was not very busy. Therefore, I did not appreciate that most diners were herded into a cluster of tables that were quite close together, leaving most of the restaurant deserted.
We went to Atwood for a date night and were not disappointed. The food was very good. We attended while Restaurant Week was still in swing so we got a fixed price menu and was not disappointed. The accommodations are cozy but quiet enough to be able to have a normal conversation.
While the service and atmosphere were quite good, the food was not. Sauce on lamb shank was cold, no pumpkin in the pumpkin tart, bagged (or so it seemed) potato chips with the tartar (really? come on now!) Pot de creme was very good. Will ot be back for just that though.
My friends and I ordered from the Restaurant Week Menu, the salmon and the mushroom risotto. The portions were nice but unfortunately, both dishes were bland. And we couldn't understand the apple pancake dessert with the lump a butter, too much butter. The pumpkin soup was interesting, to our surprise it wasn't sweet.
I would not recommend Atwood. It was restaurant week and the offerings were few and not appealing. We ordered off the regular menu and the food came lukewarm..not acceptable. The food is overpriced.
The restaurant week menu was somewhat limited. We were told that the lamb in mole was quite spicy, so we had the risotto and the salmon. The waitress told us we could not have the lamb without the spicy sauce, as everything was prepared earlier. The food was well prepared and tasty. However we got our entrees while we were still eating the appetizers. The restaurant had several empty tables, yet we could not get an earlier reservation. The desserts were good, but not extraordinary. The cocktails were a little pricey, and not very strong.
The service and ambiance are stellar but the food is overpriced for the quality. The Ribeye was a really poor, thin, fatty cut of meat that reminded me of something uncle Rico would eat from Napoleon Dynamite. It was served lukewarm at best. The crispy salmon was a little better but nothing to write home about.
I highly recommend for a intimate date night for drinks but there’s a lot better food nearby at The Dearborn or a couple blocks north at Prime and Provisions for similar prices.
Stopped in for Restaurant Week menu and had a great experience. Service was very good (greatly appreciate when a server actually provide recommendations - and good ones!) and very good meal. The pumpkin soup was creamy with just the right amount of spice and steak tartar was one of the best ever had. Lamb shank was tender (fell off the bone) and the portion was so big we both enjoyed it. Salmon was good but nothing like the lamb. Will definitely come back.
We hadn't been to Atwood in quite some time. The food on the Restaurant Week menu was really outstanding—salmon and lamb shank, in particular. The service was also fine, though they need another bartender to get drinks to the table more rapidly. I did miss the old, curved booths that they once had. Now, neighbouring tables are a bit too much on top of one another, which, along with the louder-than-necessary music, makes it hard to hear at times.
Terrific food and the service was impeccable! Went for Chicago Restaurant Week, and will be back for more.
food was very good- the lamb shank was memorable. I'm usually a tough critic so the food would have been about a 3.75 however the service? That made up for the 1.25 and another 50. My waitress was so sweet and fun, helpful, cheerful. The hostess chatted for a bit as it was an off-time of day. The gorgeous bartender made some killer cocktails. Even the bus staff were overly helpful and kind. Can't wait to eat and DRINK there again!
The interior is beautiful but the quality of the food here has really declined. Business meal - 3 colleagues, 3 different dishes - all very mediocre. Meh. Pretty interior, but not enough when the food doesn't taste good.
Quaint bistro style hotel restaurant on the ground floor. The food was subtle with classic choice of sauces and well done meat. The service is great and seating is limited which makes it a great date night spot.
Service was good, attentive and polite. However, dining there was a disappointing experience. The food was bland, presentation was lacking, and the desserts were terrible. The crostata dessert was soggy and there was no color on the shell, it looked as if it was warmed up on the microwave. Tried one bite, and ended up leaving both desserts there.
Average food, my husband and I were not impressed by the food at all.
Great as always! Love this place.
Great menu offerings and fantastic service! We went before a show, ordered and received our meal in plenty of time to enjoy it and make it to the theater with enough time to grab a drink and our seats. It's a lovely spot and in a great location. I highly recommend it and for any food interest.
We visited Atwood on a whim after our anniversaty date at the Chicago Sympony Orchestra. It's easily within walking distance and we avoided the post-show gridlock in the parking garage. The ambiance was perfect for discussion and the staff was friendly and attentive - the perfect environment for creating a special memory!
Wonderful atmosphere. Attentive service. Great cheese board. Interesting panna cotta.
We enjoyed our pre-concert meal at Atwood. While the food was good but not extraordinary, the service was friendly and attentive which means a lot. Relaxed and spacious dinning room and it was not too loud.Food is on the rustic side, well prepared and nicely presented just not mind-blowing. If you are in that neighborhood, it's a good go!
A friend recommend Atwood as a good place to dine. We had a 5:45 reservation, (but would have preferred 6:30) and upon arriving at 5:40, the restaurant was only about 20% occupied. It didn't start filling up until after 7.
The service was excellent except the server checked on us a little too often in my opinion, disrupting our conversation. (But that's better than not checking enough.)
The pork chop my date ordered was tough, but they did take it off our check. The salmon I had was very good and so were our salads. The wine pour I thought was small for $15 a glass. Also the Coke came in a very small bottle (maybe 6 or 8 oz) and we were charged separatly for each bottle. The chocolate cake dessert they serve is delicious but enough for 6 people.
Amazing as always
We had lunch there prior to a matinee. Our server, Jeff, was excellent. Excellent location for lunch prior to any matinee in the theatre district.
Our meal started with some Beet Toast and pumpkin soup. For dinner we had Amish Chicken and Brussels Sprouts!
Beet Toast with pistachios/goat cheese had nice flavor profiles with 2 kinds of beets. Pumpkin Soup was savory and had pumpkin seeds in the soup! FANTASTIC!
Amish Chicken was extremely moist/flavorful along with the puree of potatoes matched perfectly with the Brussels Sprouts which were sweet and crisp at the same time.
Every item was unique and memorable with along with lighting up the taste buds.